Training 13th March
It was nice to be back in the usual training hall. There's lots of room, although it was rather warm in there today!
 
We structured our session on intervals and ensured we kept working at the higher end.
 
We used the length of the hall to drill single kicks - travelling from one side of the hall to the other and back again takes about 35 steps. Immediately after this we performed a Heian Kata, then it was back to drilling the next kick. We did this for 5 rounds in total.
It also seemed like a good idea to add in a Tabata drill after round 3 - so we did!
 
Round 1: Front kick X 35 followed by Heian Shodan
Round 2: Side Thrust Kick X 35 followed by Heian Nidan
Round 3: Roundhouse Kick X 35 followed by Heian Sandan
 
Tabata: Sprints, Jumping jacks, Free sparring attacks, Free sparring defences, Sprints, Jumping jacks, Free sparring attacks & Free sparring defences.
 
Round 4: Reverse roundhouse kick X 18 Then Spinning reverse roundhouse kick X 18 followed by Heian Yondan
Round 5: Back Kick X 35 followed by Heian Godan
 
 
We then stretched whilst we recovered. Then onto Gojushiho Sho practice, both slow and fast - then the same with Sochin kata. I wanted to practice Sochin on Wednesday at KSTSK Welwyn Garden City but ran out of time - so I made it a priority today.
 
Then to finish we did another Tabata drill:
 
Press ups 1, Sit ups 1, Squats, Stepping lunges, Press ups 2, Sit ups 2, Squats & Stepping lunges.
 
Over all it was a great session. The slow controlled kicking practice we did last week helped today in the volume based kicking drills today.

 

 

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Training 6th March
We were in a smaller hall today so training had to be adapted slightly. We focused on kicks - they were drilled very slowly using the mirror as an aid. Then again faster with each round. We paired up and drilled each kick against one another for targetting and distance training, first ten slowly followed by ten fast.

Then onto Kata, Tekki Shodan once slowly and once fast. Gojushiho Sho once slowly and once fast.

Just before we finished it was Tabata time! 

Press ups | Sit ups | Press ups | Sit ups | Left leg freestyle combo | Jumping jacks | Right leg freestyle combo | Jumping Jacks.

And to finish, it was some dynamic stretching.


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Training 20th February
Today in training we continued the intensity theme. We wanted to be working intensely over short periods with minimal rest in between those periods.

We covered:

Set 1 Kumite both sides followed by Kanku Dai Kata
Set 2 Kumite both sides followed by Jion Kata
Set 3 Kumite both sides followed by Gankaku Kata
Set 4 Kumite both sides followed by Meikyo Kata
Set 5 Kumite both sides followed by Bassai Sho Kata
 
Tabata drill (16 rounds):
 
Press ups X 2
Sit ups X 2
Squats X 2
Burpees X 2
Sprints X 2
Jumping Jacks X 2
Freestyle combo LHS X 2
Freestyle combo RHS X 2
 
Gojushiho Sho kata 3 times slowly. I then focussed on the transitions and power generation at the end of each step. The last performance was full speed and power.
 
To finish we did some slow core work from lying on our back again with the addition of a 30 sec plank.

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Training 13th February
It's great to be back in the full swing of training again. Today we focussed on intensity. For most of the session, we were operating at a medium to high level where the heart rate was elevated. The breaks were only a few seconds long conversation was difficult.

We started with a tabata drill consisting of:

Sprints (balls of feet) X 2
Squats X 2
Freestyle kicking combinations X 2
Jumping Jacks X 2

Then onto the main part of the session.

Set 1 Kumite both sides followed by Bassai Dai Kata
Set 2 Kumite both sides followed by Tekki Sandan Kata
Set 3 Kumite both sides followed by Enpi Kata
Set 4 Kumite both sides followed by Kanku Sho Kata
Set 5 Kumite both sides followed by Sochin Kata

Tabata drill:

Press ups X 2
Sit ups X 2
Squats X 2
Freestyle kicking combos X 2

Gojushiho Sho kata 5 times increasing in intensity, speed and power.

To finish we did some slow core work from lying on our back.



A great training session!



 
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